La Forte

Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityRépublique Française
OperatorState Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned11.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLorient - Brittany BWAS-1793
Designed by François Caro (1730-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Forte' (1799) (44)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck170' 0"Imperial Feet51.816 
Length of Keel139' 2"Imperial Feet42.3685 
Breadth43' 6"Imperial Feet13.1572 
Depth in Hold15' 1"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen1,434 494Tons BM 

1 Ship Commander

1796 - 1.3.1799Capitaine de Frégate Hubert Le Loup de Beaulieu (d.1799)TRN4

2 Commissioned Officers

1799 - 1.3.1799Lieutenant de Vaisseau Vigoureux (d.1799)E-WIKI1799 - 1.3.1799Lieutenant de Vaisseau LucoE-WIKI

Service History

9.9.1796Action off Sumatra
1799Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1799Took the East Indiaman Chance Off Balasore RoadsEICS
28.2.1799Capture of the Forte
1.3.1799Taken by Sybille (38) off the coast of Bengal


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